Currently offering my services in the culture and education sectors as I've been constantly gravitating towards both over the past 15 years. It seems I can't get enough of panicky students, restless audiences and impossible deadlines. One has to rise to one or two challenges !
Based in Beirut, I'd be ready to jump on a plane for a short-term mission if required and happy to answer your questions if you think I could be the right fit for the position.
Assist the Bureau Manager in developing, managing, delivering and promoting the Institute's and Ministry's grants programme.
Ensure that the grants review and selection process in a manner that is responsible, professional, financially sound, participatory, sensitive to local needs, culture and politics and in accordance with the French Institute policies and procedures.
Facilitate regular communication with grantees, maintains cooperative partnerships between the Institute and the grantees and other possible stakeholders
Assist in the development of and maintains the system of a database of grantees, including a tracking system that provides frequent updates on fund-flows, reporting requirements, audits, contract deliverables and budget revisions.
Work on all administration aspects of the role to a timely and accurate standard.
Support efforts to ensure the cross cutting themes are integrated into the planning, implementation and monitoring of programme activities
Manage content of the Bureau du livre and Beirut French-speaking Book Fair communication media.
Manage and provide relevant contents for the various social media
Develop and sustain excellent relationships with authors, publishers, and booksellers
Organise study trips dedicated to French elected representatives but also offered to the general public from A to Z. During these trips, the participants would meet political figures, journalists, artists, curators and members of the civil society. Each trip had a theme revolving around political and social issues. I thus had to be able to take quick decisions and be as autonomous as possible while respecting the original requirements and standards.
Coordinate partnerships with the media in order to develop Via Civis visibility and reduce the cost of our marketing communication. These partnerships were also rewarding experiences and fruitful professional exchanges.
Develop and maintain our website in terms of content
Focusing on the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland and the Lebanese Forces (LF) in Lebanon, my dissertation is devoted to the evolution of ultra-communitarian parties within the frame of consociationalism. This work explores the notions of compromises and resistance while analyzing the interaction between politics and religion.
I had to step down due to health reasons.
Queen’s University Belfast, School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy
Supervisor: Professor B Milton-Edwards – leading researcher in Middle Eastern and Islamic politics.
This dissertation intended to give a critical overview of the Lebanese lobby in the United States with special reference to the Lebanese Forces. Indeed, their lobbying action particularly drew my attention. The LF were able to further their political agenda as they shared concerns with the George W. Bush administration. This work marked my very early interest in international relations and Lebanese politics. During the nine months that were dedicated to this research, five were spent in Lebanon and I also conducted fieldwork in Washington D.C.
Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France
Special field of study: Ideology and World Hegemony
Dissertation topic: Lebanese lobby groups in the United States
Supervisor: Professor Larry Portis